‘Special Friends’ in Oakville, Milton, Burlington invited to exclusive part of Police Day


Published May 2, 2023 at 3:59 pm

After a three-year pandemic-related hiatus, Police Day is back and Halton officers are inviting some special friends to an exclusive portion of the day.

Prior to the public start of the event on Saturday, May 13, Halton Regional Police Service will be hosting Special Friends Day, a free morning of activities and play for those of all ages with a developmental disability.

The event will take place rain or shine from 10 a.m. to noon at Police Headquarters.

Attendance at Special Friends Day is by registration only. Those interested in taking part are asked to complete and submit the event form here.

Questions about Special Friends Day and/or the registration process can be emailed to Cst. Allison Theriault at [email protected].

The free, family celebration of policing will be open to the general public from noon to 4 p.m. at police headquarters, 2485 North Service Rd. in Oakville.

Police Day offers visitors of all ages a unique opportunity to learn first-hand about law enforcement through a series of interactive displays and demonstrations.

The theme of this year’s event is Helping Build Safer Communities, in recognition of the key role partnerships with the public play in ensuring the safety and well-being of all those who call Halton Region home.

Opening ceremonies, featuring presentations by the Honour Guard, Pipes & Drums, and remarks from Chief of Police, Stephen Tanner, will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Additional highlights of the day will include:

  • Tactical Rescue Unit, K-9, and Motorcycle demonstrations
  • Interactive displays
  • Inflatable amusements and games
  • Live bands
  • BBQ catered by Troy’s Diner (extra cost)

Indoors, guests will be treated to numerous booths with information about emergency services, diversity, and volunteer and recruiting opportunities.

Parking is free at the south and north side of the Region of Halton Building off North Service Rd. and Bronte Rd.

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